Charlie D. writes: There is an old coin by the name “dinar”. The one I am interested in is about 1000 yrs old and it is a gold coin. I would like to know what the dimensions are and what the gold content is.
The “dinar” denomination circulated in various countries in Africa and Asia from about 660 AD to 1902. The width of the coin varies but the weight is usually about 4.2 grams and almost pure gold (about .975 pure). That makes a dinar .1317 troy ounces of pure gold.